Indian Premier League - 52nd match

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings won by 63 runs

3.1

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, dropped by Rahane at point. Back of a length, not there for the drive and Vijay goes for an ambitious on-the-up drive from the crease. Poor shot, poorer effort. Rahane just looked lazy going for the straight catch and clanged it.

3.2

Watson to Hussey, no run, aha, Hussey jumps out and has a big swipe to a short ball outside off. Play and a miss.

3.3

Watson to Hussey, FOUR, superb placement. Fuller from Watson, Hussey leans in and focuses on threading the micro-gap between mid-off and extra cover. Both fielders thought they had a chance to stop that. In their dreams.

3.4

Watson to Hussey, 1 run, straighter, on middle and off, Hussey pushes a single down the ground past Watto.

3.5

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, Vijay's feet aren't moving at all. Another airy nothing waft at a back of length ball outside off, but this time he eludes point.

3.6

Watson to Hussey, 2 runs, Taylor saves a boundary in the covers, as Hussey cracks a short ball viciously. Taylor dives and stops it from racing away.

Chennai Super Kings 34/0   SR Watson 1-0-9-0

11.1

Watson to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay's best IPL innings came against RR last year. Encore coming up? He picks up a length ball and bashes Watson like a net bowler down the ground. Bang, bang, he shot me down ...

11.2

Watson to Vijay, 2 runs, short ball, hurries onto Vijay but he does well to control the pull and get a couple through midwicket

11.3

Watson to Vijay, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, Vijay pushes into the covers for another single

11.4

Watson to Raina, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, Raina stays on the crease and nudges through midwicket for an easy couple.

11.5

Watson to Raina, no run, angles away from a length, Raina stays rooted and has a big swing at it. He misses.

11.6

Watson to Raina, FOUR, Raina is into the act now, drilling Watson through the covers with an emphatic twirl of the wrists. Lovely shot that, stayed along the ground and threaded the extra-cover gap.

Chennai Super Kings 102/1   SR Watson 2-0-22-0

17.1

Watson to Raina, FOUR, Raina scoops the first ball over the covers. Full toss outside off, Raina, smartly lofts over the infield and the ball runs away to the longer boundary. Again.

17.2

Watson to Raina, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Raina gets another single through the off side.

17.3

Watson to Dhoni, no run, interesting call from the umpire. Dhoni goes a mile down the leg side, Watson follows him and sends it down the leg side even as Dhoni trots back into line. Not called a wide.

17.4

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of a length, cramping Dhoni for room as he backs away again and he ends up pushing it without timing into the covers for a couple.

17.5

Watson to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni is looking really menacing today. Short of a length ball and Dhoni fore-hands down the line for four. Easy as they come.

17.6

Watson to Dhoni, SIX, thumped. Watson pitches further up, Dhoni pulls put the roundhouse kick and sends this packing over the straight boundary. Length ball, in the Dhoni swinging range and he brutalises it. He's pranced away to 31 off 14 balls.

Chennai Super Kings 175/2   SR Watson 3-0-39-0

19.1

Watson to Morkel, 1 run, short and hustling Morkel with pace, he is late on the pull and it pops up into the covers for a single

19.2

Watson to Dhoni, 2 runs, does Dhoni guzzle milk or gasoline? Somehow he managed to get a couple here. Short ball, he's smashed the pull straight to deep midwicket, for what looked like a single. And then he bustled all the way back. Easily.

19.3

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, short again, Dhoni finds wide mid-on with another hard-bunted pull.

19.4

Watson to Morkel, 2 wides, bad time to bowl a wide, angled too far outside off and Morkel can't make contact with it. Dhoni was always coming for the run, and Morkel responded though the keeper tried to under-arm it to the bowler's end.

19.4

Watson to Dhoni, no run, so far, a pretty good over. Another short ball, hurries past Dhoni's attempted pull. Too quick for him this time.

19.5

Watson to Dhoni, 1 run, he keeps it short again, Dhoni pulls and finds the man in the deep. Only one. Over to Albie for the last ball.

19.6

Watson to Morkel, 1 run, it's a full toss well outside off, Morkel cuts straight to point and they get only a single. A bit of a whimper in the 20th, but CSK have finished with 196.

Chennai Super Kings 196/3   SR Watson 4-0-47-0
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Photos

May 9, 2011

R Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Amit Singh's dismissal, Rajasthan v Chennai, IPL 2011, Jaipur, May 9, 2011

R Ashwin and Suresh Raina celebrate Amit Singh's dismissal

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May 9, 2011

Wriddhiman Saha took a smart catch to get rid of Ross Taylor, Rajasthan v Chennai, IPL 2011, Jaipur, May 9, 2011

Wriddhiman Saha took a smart catch to get rid of Ross Taylor

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